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Things to See & Do in Los Angeles


Visitor Information

LACVB visitor bureaus are located at 685 Figueroa St., downtown and 6541 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. The Santa Monica Visitors Bureau is located at 1400 Ocean Ave. in Santa Monica.


Getty Museum
Free admission, parking $10 per car or take bus #761 from Santa Monica (310-440-7300)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 
Free Thurs, 5-8pm @ Grand & Geffen locations (213-626-6222)

LA County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Free tours daily, 5:30 to 8:30pm. Closed Wed. $12, $8 for students. Free after 5PM. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323-857-6000).

Museum of Tolerance
Exhibits deal with racism in the US. Tours last 2.5hrs and cover the Holocaust. Interactive displays explore the L.A. riots, civil rights struggles and hate groups across America. Closed Sat. $15/ $11 for students. 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Westside. (310-772-2505).

The Paley Center for Media
You can see almost any past and present tv show. No admission fee, suggested donation of $10. Open Wed-Sun, 12-5pm. (465 North Beverly Drive, 310-746-1010).

TV Show Tapings

On Camera Audiences 

Audiences Unlimited 

CBS Television Show Tapings
You must show up early to get a seat. Call for programs and times. Free. 7800 Beverly Blvd. (323-575-2458).

NBC Television 
Studio tour Mon to Fri, 9am to 3pm for $7.50. 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank. (818-840-3537).

Must See & Do

Venice Beach Boardwalk on weekends
Bike Path from Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach
Movie at Grauman’s Chinese Theater
Movie star homes and LA city tour
Sunset Strip in West Hollywood for nightlife
Go hiking in Griffith Park, Angeles National Forest or Topanga State Park

Money Saving Tips

Theatre LA half priced tickets (213-614-0556)
LA Weekly pick up a copy free every Thursday for events, concerts and goings on
Farmers Markets buy fresh food around the City at various markets held weekdays and/or weekends

Shopping Areas

Melrose Avenue
Farmer’s Market/The Grove (West Hollywood)
3rd Street Promenade (Santa Monica)
Fashion District b/w 8th & 9th Sts (Downtown LA)
Rodeo Drive (Beverly Hills)

Moving On

San Diego  
Plenty of hostels, great year-round climate, and relaxed, fun nightlife

Big Bear Lake  
Just 2hrs from LA, ski , snowboard, hike, bike, relax!

Las Vegas  
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. And don’t you forget it!

Santa Barbara/California Coast  
Tool up the Pacific Coast to this beach & party capital enroute to Hearst Castle, Santa Cruz & San Francisco.

Grand Canyon  
DON’T MISS IT. Can use Flagstaff as a base. Lot’s to see & do.

Baja California  
Well worth the trip. Go past Tijuana for a real experience.

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